Uber’s no-good, very-bad week in Arizona

Uber’s long, long list of problems got a little longer this week. First, the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber and a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona confirmed what we already knew: the software…

Elon Musk freaks out following unflattering Tesla headlines

I get it, I get it: creating things is hard work. And after you’ve spent hours or weeks or years building something from nothing–whether that something is an electric car or an oversized ego–it’s frustrating to watch other people criticize…

Automakers tell Trump “climate change is real” (but do they believe it?)

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the auto industry’s uncanny ability to speak from both sides of its mouth when talking about emissions regulations. To the public, automakers proudly state that they’re doing everything they can to develop…

Consumer Reports snubs “difficult-to-use” Tesla Model 3

…but surprisingly, Elon Musk didn’t throw a fit about it. Hmmm, I never thought Grimes would be a calming influence. Strange braking patterns were a major problem during tests, but the Model 3’s in-car controls were nothing to write home…

On the eve of new driving law, Saudi officials label women “traitors” for promoting gender equality

After years of being denied driver’s licenses for all kinds of crazy reasons, Saudi Arabian women will finally be allowed to get behind the wheels of their cars next month. Many women in the country are ecstatic, but the government…

How many self-driving car crashes is too many?

So, we have bad news, good news, bad news, and worse news. Bad news: late last week, another Tesla Model S crashed while Autopilot was (allegedly) engaged. Good news: the driver wasn’t seriously hurt, even though the car was traveling 60…

Automakers claim to believe in climate change, but they don’t really want to address it

So, you know how car companies brag about how much they’re doing to improve the environment and slow climate change? Funny thing is, that’s a bunch of bull. Or at least it is when those same automakers are behind closed…

Study: 20% of Americans would like an electric car, please

This week, AAA released its latest consumer survey, which shows that demand for electric vehicles is on the rise. Among those surveyed, 20% said that they planned to go electric when they buy their next car. That’s a significant jump…

Fatal crash of Uber’s self-driving car was due to flawed software

In March, one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. Like other people with brains, you probably assumed that the accident was due to a software error, and according to The Information–by way of Fortune–you’re…

Gaywheels car-buying guide part 10: Final thoughts (and a handy worksheet for finding your next car)

Final thoughts (and a handy worksheet for finding your next car) Before you head off to the far corners of the internet to search for your next vehicle, I have a few parting words of advice. And for those of…